About Eastern Washington University: Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
Eastern Washington University Department of Athletics is seeking a Director of Sports Medicine to oversee all aspects of health care services provided to EWU student-athletes. This position supervises athletic training services, while also overseeing the sports medicine administrative operations in conjunction with the independent medical director. Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and managing Head Team Physician, the Director provides guidance and leadership of all sports medicine services and plays a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of EWU's approximately 350 student-athletes, from 14 sports, in accordance with the NATA, NCAA, Big Sky Conference, and Eastern Washington University regulations.
This role requires a high level of competence in sports medicine practices, protocols and administration. Candidates must demonstrate the organizational and administrative abilities necessary to develop and coordinate a sports medicine program; establish program priorities; provide staff management with a knowledge of human resources practices; provide work direction, assist in scheduling, and training for other Athletic Trainers, including student trainers; promote teamwork to optimize work efficiencies and effectiveness with teams, Athletic Trainers and external medical partners; develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies; develop and monitor program budget; ensure rehabilitation objectives are achieved and medical records are secured as confidential, accurate, and complete; and ensure accurate maintenance of insurance records and billings.
The ideal candidate will possess effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to multi-task, be resourceful and flexible; organizational skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of students, staff and external constituents; and the ability to work under pressure, make decisions and meet deadlines.
The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more.
Bachelor’s degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related discipline
Master’s degree in athletic training or related discipline
Five (5) years of demonstrated full-time professional experience working in a collegiate sports medicine setting, and must include one (1) or more years of supervisory and administrative responsibility.
Obtain a Washington State Athletic Trainer License in two months from hire date.
NATA Board Certification
Adult CPR, First Aid and AED certification required.
Knowledge of NCAA rules.
Valid driver’s license by time of hire.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student-athlete population.
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively lead and manage a diverse group of health care professionals.
Experience providing and coordinating sports medicine health care services at the NCAA Division I level with both men’s and women’s sports.
Demonstrated work experience with evidence of strong organizational, time management, communication, and problem-solving skills; work with students, coaches, administrators, and health care professionals in a broad range of situations; the ability to initiate and complete projects with a high level of accuracy and meet specific deadlines.
Experience working within electronic health records system(s).
Drug-testing administration certification. Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification.
Work experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for the welfare of student-athletes.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Job Duties: % of Time: 25 Responsibility / Duty: Serves as the primary athletic trainer and performs related administrative functions including, but not limited to the following: developing the sports medicine athletic program budget; developing program policies and procedures; providing leadership and management; ensuring compliance with applicable NCAA, conference, University, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 20 Responsibility / Duty: Ensure necessary athletic training coverage for practices, home events and team travel. Implement prevention, evaluate & provide treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Submit reports of athletic injuries Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 20 Responsibility / Duty: Manage and supervise sports medicine staff (athletic trainers, graduate assistants, interns), including organizing staff roles and responsibilities and making team assignments. Supervision includes hiring, training, mentoring, setting unit and individual performance goals, completing annual performance reviews and other performance management duties, and day-to-day supervision. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Educate coaches and student athletes about the risks inherent in sports participation; educate and serve as a reference in regard to nutritional supplements, drug testing and banned substances; keep up to date and educate on industry standards, best practices and proper protocols. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Monitor all injury reports and rehabilitation plans and progress. Advise and consult with sports medicine staff, athletic administration, coaching staff and health care providers. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Manage the partnership with external health care providers and ensure a proper process is in place for referrals, consultations and services. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 5 Responsibility / Duty: Oversight of and maintenance of athletic training facilities and equipment; management of equipment and supplies for the sports medicine facility; other duties as assigned by Senior Associate AD for Internal Operations. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Posting Date: 08/26/2022 Open Until Further Notice: No Closing Date: Screening to Begin: One week after posting
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